intestate succession
intestate succession see succession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

intestate succession
n.
Disposition of the property of someone who dies intestate according to the rules of descent and distribution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


intestate succession
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse or registered domestic partner, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


intestate succession
The inheritance of an ancestor's property according to the laws of descent and distribution that are applied when the deceased has not executed a valid will.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


intestate succession
The inheritance of an ancestor's property according to the laws of descent and distribution that are applied when the deceased has not executed a valid will.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

intestate succession
n.
   the distribution when a person dies without leaving a valid will and the spouse and heirs will take (receive the possessions) by the laws of descent and distribution and marital rights in the estate which may apply to a surviving spouse. Collectively these are called the laws of intestate succession.
   See also: intestacy, intestate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • intestate succession — In the law of inheritance, transmission of property or property interests of a decedent as provided by statute, as distinguished from transfer according to the decedent s will. Modern laws of intestacy, though they vary widely, share the common… …   Universalium

  • intestate succession — Succession or inheritance from a person who dies without leaving a valid or operative will. Not a natural or inherent right. 23 Am J2dDesc&D§11 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • succession — suc·ces·sion /sək se shən/ n 1 a: the order in which or the conditions under which one person after another succeeds to a property, dignity, position, title, or throne the sequence of succession to the presidency b: the right of a person or line… …   Law dictionary

  • intestate — in·tes·tate 1 /in tes ˌtāt/ adj [Latin intestatus, from in not + testatus testate] 1: having not made a valid will died intestate 2: not disposed of by a valid will intestate property an intestate estate; specif: transmitted according to statuto …   Law dictionary

  • succession — The devolution of title to property under the law of descent and distribution. The act or right of legal or official investment with a predecessor s office, dignity, possession, or functions; also the legal or actual order of so succeeding from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • intestate — To die without a will. A person is said to die intestate when he dies without making a will, or dies without leaving anything to testify what his wishes were with respect to the disposal of his property after his death. Under such circumstances,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • intestate — To die without a will. A person is said to die intestate when he dies without making a will, or dies without leaving anything to testify what his wishes were with respect to the disposal of his property after his death. Under such circumstances,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • succession — successional, adj. successionally, adv. /seuhk sesh euhn/, n. 1. the coming of one person or thing after another in order, sequence, or in the course of events: many troubles in succession. 2. a number of persons or things following one another… …   Universalium

  • succession — Following another; succeeding to the rights of another, as where a new corporation which is a reorganization of another corporation takes the rights of the old corporation. 19 Am J2d Corp § 1524. The passing of property in possession or enjoyment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • SUCCESSION — SUCCESSION, devolution of the deceased person s property on his legal heirs. Order of Succession The Pentateuchal source of the order of succession is If a man die and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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